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Repurposed Material Creates Distinct Felt Tile Patterns that Provide Sound Control

Courtesy of FilzFelt
Courtesy of FilzFelt

Architecture Research Office and FilzFelt have teamed up to create ARO Block, a series of modular acoustic tiles that provide sound control in a customizable, easy-to-install system. Generated from remnant material of FilzFelt’s CNC cut products, which are often times small, ARO Block not only creates distinct felt tile patterns but also prevents leftover fabric from going to waste.

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Courtesy of FilzFelt

Inspired by geometry, spoke systems, and architectural shingles and cladding, ARO Block tiles are 3 mm, 100% Wool Design Felt mounted to a thin 10 mm virgin PET acoustic substrate.

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Courtesy of FilzFelt

The tiles are available in 63 wool felt colors, and several geometric shapes such as triangles and irregular four-, six- and eight-sided figures. Put together, these tiles additionally create geometrical voids.

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Since 2008, we have been committed to our reuse policy, notesFilzFelt’s co-founder and Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Traci Roloff. All offcuts and remnants produced during our manufacturing process are collected and repurposed into sampling, products, or sold to customers requiring smaller quantities. As our manufacturing volume has increased, we’ve been challenged with finding new uses for our remnant inventory. Our company has made efforts to seek out design and production partnerships to establish new uses for our remnants.

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Zinc Coil – Sheets elZinc | MetalTech-USA

Key information

  • Use

    Building Material
  • Applications

    Interior / Exterior surfaces
  • Characteristics

    Zinc is highly resistant to atmospheric corrosion and can be recycled indefinitely.

More about this product

MetalTech USA’s standard coil width is meter wide in all colors (natural, slate, red, brown, blue, green, gold, and black) and standard gauges are .7mm .8mm 1mm 1.2mm and 1.5mm.

elZinc coils are available in 1, 2, and 4 ton.  Custom coils are available upon request:

– 0.7 mm (24 gauge/0.028″) (1.03 lb./ft.2)
– 0.8 mm (22 gauge/0.032″) (1.18 lb./ft.2)
– 1 mm (20 gauge/0.04″) (1.48 lb./ft.2)
– 1.2 mm (18 gauge/0.05″) (1.77 lb./ft.2)
– 1.5 mm (16 gauge/0.06″) (2.21 lb./ft.2)


Our standard sheet widths are 39.4” (meter wide) and with a length of 120” in gauges of .7mm, .8mm 1mm, 1.2mm, and 1.5mm. Custom widths and cut to lengths are also available by request.

elZinc’s backside coating Protect+ is available for widths of .7mm, .8mm.,1.0mm.,and 1.2mm

Ask us about special thicknesses available.

elZinc color available: natural, slate, graphite, red, gold, green, blue, brown, and black

Why Use elZinc on Your Projects?

elZinc coils and sheets may be purchased directly through MetalTech-USA.  They are available in the natural finish as well as two preweathered finishes and 6 Rainbow colors.

The advantages of using zinc in the construction sector are numerous:

Durability: elZinc has a very long life. One of the most important characteristics of zinc is that it is highly resistant to atmospheric corrosion. The patina that appears on the surface after exposure has a self-protecting effect giving the material a beautiful appearance which lasts for decades.

Environment: Zinc is one of the few materials used in construction that can be recycled indefinitely without losing its physical and chemical characteristics.

Malleability: Zinc conforms to practically any shape including bends and complex geometric forms. Architects have great freedom in their designs.

Style: Zinc is a contemporary material which is perfectly suited for all types of construction both in classical and modern architecture.

Variety:  elZinc offers a huge variety of surface finishes, allowing vast application possibilities.

elZinc’s manufacturing process warranties quality of the product in each stage of production.

elZinc sheets and coils are distinguished by:

Malleability, irrespective of the rolling direction
– High stability once formed
– Electrofusion optimal performance due to low surface oil.
– Limited low temperature brittleness

All rolled products by elZinc exceed the requirements set by the ASTM B69-13 standard for rolled architectural zinc and the EN988 standard. All geared to providing products of the highest quality.

For more information about elZinc, please reach out to us through our contact/quote button on top or

CLT and the Future of Wood: The Timber Revolution Comes to Industrial Architecture

Courtesy of Sauter Timber
Courtesy of Sauter Timber

For the past several years, there’s been increasing talk of a renaissance in timber construction. Although we are predisposed to thinking of wood as a component limited to the classic balloon-frame house, new technologies have generated alternative materials which look like and are created from wood, but are stronger and more versatile than their more traditional cousins. While there are a number of different products on the market, including Glulam and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), the material that seems to hold the most promise for changing construction is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). Continue reading

Modern Melamine Kitchen Cabinet/Oppein

Melamine is a popular choice for kitchens and other furniture because of their affordability, attractiveness and durability. It is now available in a variety of finishes, colors and styles.

Fashionable and simple are most important features of this kitchen cabinet. It is an economic choice if you like this kind of kitchen cabinet. You can move the drawers easily by hidden black built in handle. For the whole kitchen cabinet, it is also a good decoration to enrich simple design.


Outdoor railing / aluminum / glass / for balcony NINFA MURETTO by Nino Faraone

Outdoor railing / aluminum / glass / for balcony NINFA MURETTO by Nino Faraone FARAONE Srl


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  • Material:

    aluminum, glass

  • Applications:

    for balcony

  • Configuration:

    entrance with bars


A new epoch of ninfa family is started.

The adjustable all-glass balustrade.

Designer Nino Faraone